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Corypha elata (gebang palm)

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Watercolour on paper, no date (late 18th, early 19th century). Hand painted copy of an illustration commissioned by William Roxburgh (1751-1815). Roxburgh reports in his Flora Indica that This stately palm is a native of Bengal, where it flowers in March and April...'. Source of toddy, sugar, vinegar and starch. The seeds are edible, and the petiole fibre used in hats, ropes etc

Copyright © The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Media ID 654487

Date: 3rd December 2007

Credit: © The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Filename: ROX00002236.jpg

Image Size: 3480 x 5154 Pixels

Filesize is 9.38MB

Version 2 is 5.30MB

Associated Categories: William Roxburgh

Associated Categories: Trees

Associated Categories: Palms

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